Face Lift Options

A non-surgical face lift is one of the fastest and least expensive ways to get a more youthful look without serious downtime or expense. 

And depending on what you're having done, you can be in and out of the surgeon's office in an hour or less.

So what is a non-surgical face lift?

Basically, it describes any treatment(s) or procedure(s) that can smooth, tighten, or lift and improve the contours of the face....

For example, people may use a combination of microdermabrasion treatments to smooth the skin. Restylane injections to lift up deep folds, and Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. 

While the cost of microdermabrasion can be expensive, there are some pretty effective high quality microdermabrasion machines that you can use at home.

Click here to see my before and after results of a home microdermabrasion peel

Botox also offers some dramatic results, as you can see in the Botox before and after pictures.

Injectables and Fillers

Ahhhhh, Botox! Gotta Love It!

I've been getting Botox injections for wrinkles for over 12 years. I get an injection between the eyebrows and at the outer corners of my eyes.

As of this writing there are four types of Botox injections:

  1. Botox by Allergan
  2. Dysport by Ipsen, Ltd
  3. Xeomin by Merz
  4. Myobloc by Solstice Neurosciences

The original Botox by Allergan is the one I've used for over 10 years with wonderful results.

In my experience, it last the longest and works best for stronger larger muscles (like around the forehead).

I can usually go at least 4-6 months before needing another injection!

I had the chance to try Dysport when it first came out and while they say it's supposed to last longer - that's was not my experience.

In a few months I was back for another injection as I felt it wore off quickly. Also, somehow it didn't seem to "freeze" the muscle around my forehead as well as Botox did. 

My dermatologist told me that while everyone is different (she loves Dysport) she has heard similar complaints from her other patients. 

She suspects that perhaps Dysport  (at least for some people) works best for smaller/weaker muscles like those found around the outer corners of the eyes (crow's feet).

While the cost of Botox can vary from state to state, Dysport is cheaper per unit than Botox. However, some people (like me) need more Dysport to "freeze" those strong forehead muscles.

So, to save a few dollars, I usually opt for Botox around the forehead and Dysport for the crow's feet.

This helps bring the cost down a bit and still give me a good 4-6 months of smooth wrinkle free skin.

While Botox is fairly safe with minimal side effects - you should be informed and understand the Botox Risks involved

Restylane Injections

Fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and other are an excellent choice for a quick lift that lasts for months. These injections can only be obtained by your dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

They are sometimes referred to as a liquid face lift because it can lift up the skin by adding volume. Doctors also use Restylane for acne scars.

Click here to read more on Restylane Treatment for anti-aging.

Botox and Filler Alternatives

For those looking for an inexpensive alternative there are some over-the-counter products that work nicely - although are not as dramatic as those obtained through you dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

While they can't completely eliminate all lines and wrinkles......there are a few products that can help to plump and smooth.

Phenomenon Dermal Filler Reviews - This new Topical Dermal Filler is one of my favorite products right now. See before and after pictures and read the review.

Wrinkle Filler Lifting Serum - this one is described as a little dermal deception by many users. A little tiny dab of this gel temporarily masks shallow lines and wrinkles helping to reduce their appearance.

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid - Hyaluronic acid serum provides intensive moisture to the skin helping to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles - especially if your skin is super dry.

And For The Eyes?

If you're tired of looking tired..........Nothing works better than the Easy Eye Lift Serum!

This one is "hands down" the best I've tried and works great for all skin types. If you have swollen baggy eyes - this is worth a try!

Botox Alternatives

We haven't really found anything that can "freeze" a wrinkle the way Botox injections do. But, there is some evidence that ingredients like Matrixyl Pentapepdie-3 can help heal repair damaged wrinkled skin. 

And, there are two tried and true favorites by many die hard fans and they are:  Avotone and Strivectin .

Contour Thread Face Lift

Other non surgical face lift procedures include the Feather Lift or Lifestyle Lift. Although it is used to lift all areas of the face, it’s mostly used as a mid to lower face lift.

The Contour Thread Face Lift is an excellent example of a non surgical face lift -- because skin tissue and muscles are lifted, yet there is no cutting of the skin.

This is a great option if you desire or need more dramatic results -- and can afford a few days down-time.

Laser Face Lift

Other non surgical face lift procedures include the Laser Face Lift. This is procedures uses laser technology to tighten and refresh the skin -- providing a more youthful look.

Click here to learn about Other Laser Skin Tightening Options.

Everything Comes With a Risk

Keep in mind that all procedures, even though they are titled "non surgical" face lift, still have their own risks.

You should contact a qualified doctor who can help you select which procedure is best for your needs. Read this for more information on How To Find A Doctor.

Additional Reading

There are other safer and much less expensive alternatives to a non-surgical face lift.

Renew Facial

Facial Exercises

Hide Wrinkles

Facial Light Therapy

At Home Chemical Peels 

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